Tipping Points: Climate Change and Society

Tim Lenton, University of Exeter

Explore the possible future of Earth

A tipping point occurs when there’s a shift in the state of a system towards a new equilibrium. We’re now facing tipping points in our climate system that could accelerate the dangerous effects of climate change. Natural systems will change, as will human systems. In future we could see the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, dieback of the Amazon or droughts across the Sahel but also behavioural changes and regional warfare.

On this course you will explore the concept of tipping points from an interdisciplinary perspective, discovering their role in climate change and the future.

This course is for people with a basic knowledge of climate change science (to get an introduction join the course Climate Change: The Science).

Dates:
  • 15 March 2021
  • 23 November 2020
  • 3 August 2020
  • 13 April 2020
  • 30 December 2019
  • 30 September 2019
  • 24 June 2019
  • 18 March 2019
  • 30 July 2018
  • 2 April 2018
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  • Language: English Gb

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